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Getting the most from GrowInOKC.com
GrowInOKC.com is your window into the entrepreneurial community in the Greater Oklahoma City region. It offers you access to the many resources this region has that are nurturing our growing entrepreneurial culture. This site provides you with a comprehensive framework for thinking about, launching, and growing your business. It offers a series of short articles that illustrate important points about entrepreneurial thinking. Use the text and articles to help guide your thinking and decision making. The Business Launch Plan puts it all together and develops your pushcart business model - a low cost experiment designed to get started with paying customers.
Getting started is the key. If you want to be in business, it is best to be in business. Without a paying customer, a business is only an idea. GrowInOKC.com will get you started on a new business and help you grow an existing business.
Jeff is a lifelong entrepreneur and also professor of management and director of entrepreneurial studies at Bentley College in Waltham, MA. His work has earned him an Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is the author of the landmark business book The Rhythm of Business.
Jan has held leadership positions in several entrepreneurial companies, including board seats with both commercial and not for profit enterprises. A delegate to the 1997 Microcredit Summit, Jan has spent many years advocating entrepreneurship as a means of economic development.
Together, Jeff and Jan are the authors of Relationship Business: In Pursuit of Value, Everyone Is A Customer: A Proven Method for Measuring the Value of Every Relationship in the Era of Collaborative Business, and Collaborative Communities: Partnering for Profit in the Networked Economy.